Past Projects

Sonia Jackson’s MAMAISMS is Old-Fashioned Wisdom for a New Generation. What we learn from Mama is truly timeless. We all know the Mamaisms, “Because I said so!” “Eat that food, there are starving children in the world!” or “Say that again and I’ll wash your mouth out with soap!” And, we have our own relationship to each one. Sonia Jackson gracefully balances comedy and drama to uniquely present the criticism or praise, hostility or peace of growing up.

Sonia’s remarkable work takes us on a roller coaster of universal themes about grandmas, mamas, children and mothering. Her grandma guides a multi-generational cast of characters: little boys and girls playing, teens discovering, mamas tending and more to tell the stories that make us think about how to parent well and how to be thoughtful, mindful and kind in life.


Mamaisms premiered to a packed house at the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast SOLOFEST 2019 at the Whitefire Theatre and an Audience Fav at the Santa Monica Playhouse BFF 2019. Come, be reminded, laugh and cry at the Mamaisms we grew up with and maybe learn a new one or two!


Written, Produced and Performed by Sonia Jackson. Directed & Developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson.

This show is a BFF ENCORE: AUDIENCE FAVES selection and part of the Santa Monica Playhouse Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre

MAMAISMS streaming at BFF ENCORE Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre Event!